If anyone is interested I am porting the example code from the OpenGL SuperBible. Andre Bandarra made a port of the GLTools with some tutorials and his own examples which can be found http://www.codemansion.com/p/opengl-superbible-in-java-using-lwjgl.html
I have used his port and started to do the examples from the book you can find the code here https://code.google.com/r/zaphosmatthewnicholls-opengl-superbible-java/source/browse/#hg%2FOpenGLSuperBible
I haven't uploaded it all yet as some of it needs tidying up. I am currently at chapter 7.